Poll: 59% Of Democrats Believe Russia Changed Vote Tallies To Elect Trump

Chris Menahan
May. 24, 2017

The vast majority of Democrats believe Russians hacked into voting machines during the presidential election and changed vote tallies to elect Donald Trump, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll.

Barack Obama, James Clapper, James Comey and Mike Rogers have all went on record saying vote tallies were not changed and voting machines were not hacked into by Russians, nonetheless endless headlines about how "Russia hacked our election" have clearly had their desired effect.

I wonder how Dems got this impression?

Asked whether "Russia tampered with vote tallies in order to get Donald Trump elected President," 59% of Democrats said it was either "definitely true" or "probably true," whereas only 14% of Republicans said the same.

The poll was conducted May 20-23:

The same poll conducted a week earlier found 55% of Democrats believed Russia hacked vote tallies:

In December 2016, 52% of Democrats agreed:

The only reason someone would believe this fake news, which literally no prominent government officials nor Democrats are claiming, is if they only read headlines. CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post and others know that's the majority of their audience, so they use implication and innuendo to convince them of complete falsehoods.

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